Gravestone

Gravestone

Purchased from the National Museum, Stockholm in 1885 for £6 17s

Original:

Gravestone
Karl
First half of the 12th century
Stone
Formerly in the churchyard of Botkyrka, in Södermanland, now in the National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

The gravestone is inscribed partly in Latin and partly in runes stating that it was made by Karl in honour of his relative Björn, brother of St Botvid, to whom the church of Botkyrka was dedicated by Björn.